Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Letter To Mr. Brown

Kids Need Appropriate Touching

THE LETTER TO MR. BROWN

Dear Mr. Brown,

From the kids in Room 2

We’re writing you a letter like you taught us to do

We all got together at

Lunch this noon,

N’ we decided we’d better do something soon

 

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Cause lately you’ve been diff’rent, and we don’t know why

Did we do something wrong?  We’re sorry and we’ll try

To act a little better, if we’ve been bad

We all think that you’re the best teacher we’ve had

 

You used to hold our hands when we walked across the street

You used to help us wash them just before we went to eat

You used to kneel down and help José tie up his shoes,

And sometimes you would thumb-wrestle, usually you’d lose!

You used to boost up Ray and Alice on the monkey bars

You used to put your arm around us when we got our stars

Whenever we played “tag”, you were “it” the most,

N’ you’d even help Tyrone when he’d forget to blow his nose!

 

You used to help us button up our coats when it was chilly

You used to mess our hairs up with your hand

     when we were silly

N’ you used to hug us sometimes, when we fell and

     hurt our knees,

But you never touch us anymore, ... so Mr. Brown, please,

 

Bridge:  Tell us why you’re mad at us, and honest,

     we will change!

You still help us learn to read and add, but now

     you’re acting strange

You never made us nervous or kept us after school

You never touched us anywhere that was against the rules

 

So, Mr. Brown, please,

Tell us what we did,

And we hope you read our letter, cause it’s signed by ev’ry kid

 

Signed:  Robert, Susan, Rosie, Lee,  Ian, Mark, and Russell T.,

Jade, and Alice, Nico, Ray, Darrell, Thomas, Russell A.,

Ellen, Jennifer, and Mary, Lynn, Felicia, and Gary,

José, Reggie, Barbara, Joan,

Harold, and your friend, Tyrone

 

Written by Peter Alsop, © 1986, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Take Me With You! & Songs On Sex and Sexualitywww.peteralsop.com

 

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